Ferne McCann: ‘I was talking to five different guys’

Ferne McCann tells Closer about her new man - and her plans for marriage and babies

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by Lily Smith |
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Only two months ago, she was linked to ex-Love Islander Jordan Hames when they were snapped in a passionate embrace at a party.

However, Ferne McCann is a lady in demand and moved on quickly from the Love Island star.

After a short romance with someone she met on super exclusive dating app Raya, shee’s now loved up with a new man - whose identity she won’t reveal.

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Ferne and Jordan were spotted kissing in September ©Getty Images

In an exclusive chat with Closer as she teamed up with restaurant Chiquito to launch their new range of edible insects, Ferne says: ”I’m dating someone new and he is really cool. It’s really looking promising.

“I was talking to five different guys and now I’ve met someone who I think is very special. I have actually known him for a very long time and I like him a lot.

"I’m not going to say too much at this stage because I want to give this new romance a chance.

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Ferne has confessed she'd like another sibling for Sunday ©Getty Images

"The minute I say who it is makes it in to a big deal and puts way too much pressure on things. It’s nice to just enjoy the early days of a relationship and see where things go from here.

"Before I him I had been on a few dates with a Spanish guy who I met on celebrity dating app Raya but if it all works out with this guy I might not need [the app] any more.”

After two years of heartache, it’s about time Ferne - who now has her own reality show, First Time Mum - had her happy ending.

At the start of 2017, she found herself pregnant and single when her ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins - with whom she shares Sunday two - was arrested and later jailed for his involvement in a nightclub acid attack.

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Ferne munching on Chiquito’s Chilli & Lime and Peri-Peri edible crickets

She admits that she is still scarred from the past and is moving on. She has just bought a new house and is dreaming of a husband and even another baby.

She says, "I would love to fall in love and I have just bought a house but I put lot of pressure on myself and a lot of my friends are on their second and third baby and are getting engaged and you naturally do compare yourself to those around you.

"I would love to be doing it with someone but I have been worried that I won’t meet the right guy and I am one of these people who decides: "I am ready to meet someone.”

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"I am all or nothing and I am ready to get married.”

Talk turns to I’m A Celebrity and Ferne admits that taking part in the 2015 series changed her life.

She says,”I loved my time on I’m A Celeb. I’ll never forget all the Bushtucker trials.I had to eat a live spider, which was horrible.The crickets weren’t live and kicking and they were actually really tasty.”

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Munching on Chiquito’s Chilli & Lime and Peri-Peri edible crickets, Ferne happily adds:

“I was so pleased to be invited to this partnership. Despite loving my time in the jungle, I can say for certain that being in a Chiquito and having roasted crickets with a side of beer is by far a much more enjoyable experience.I’m now reliving my dreams of being on I’m A Celebrity eating crickets and they go so well with tequila!”

Ferne has launched a new range of edible insects at the UK's most popular Mexican restaurant Chiquito. It is giving away the insects with every pint or standard bottle of Corona and Brooklyn Naranjito. The two flavour options - Chilli & Lime and Peri-Peri crickets will also be available to be purchased separately for 99p and come in a 12g pack. See chiquito.co.uk

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